Found May 07, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Toronto left-hander Ricky Romero credited his teammates for picking him up during his last start. If his history against the Oakland Athletics is any indication, he probably won't need much help his next time out. Romero will try to continue his domination of the Athletics on Tuesday night when the Blue Jays open a two-game set in Oakland. The Jays are off to an uneven start on their 10-game road trip. After opening with consecutive shutout wins against the Los Angeles Angels, they settled for a split of the four-game series following a 4-3 defeat Sunday. Drew Hutchison gave up Albert Pujols' first homer of the season in the fifth inning to put the Angels up 4-1, and Toronto's rally was stifled by double plays in the eighth and ninth on a popup and a liner. "I don't think we are satisfied," manager John Farrell said of the split. "I don't know if we can ever be satisfied splitting a series when we had ourselves set up for a series win." W...

Vizquel becomes oldest SS ever

Athletics 7, Blue Jays 3

Newcomer Brandon Inge hit a game-ending grand slam to cap a five-run ninth inning rally that led the Oakland Athletics to a 7-3 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays on Tuesday night. The Blue Jays took the lead in the top of the ninth off Grant Balfour (1-1) when Eric Thames hit a leadoff triple and scored on Kelly Johnson's two-out single before the A's rallied to win it...

1/5th Farm Report

As has been my custom over the years, I review the Blue Jays farm system on a roughly monthly basis (last season i refined it to 1/5 of the minor league schedule in each report) making note of those individuals who are having a lot of success. Think of it as the "hot sheet" so to speak. The time is upon us for the first such report of the young 2012 season and so report...

Brandon Inge’s home run ball bounced off a fan’s nuts into a woman’s face (Video)

In some sort of incredible twist that could only happen in a comedy movie, a Brandon Inge home run ball on Sunday night went off a fan’s nuts and caromed into a woman’s face. The video, seen above via Busted Coverage, is titled “Unluckiest couple at baseball game,” and it’s hard to disagree. That is some serious “Three Stooges” ish right there. The best part about...

Brandon Inge Caroms Home Run Blast Off Rays’ Fan’s Nuts & Into Chick’s Face!

How good of a shot is Brandon Inge with a home run blast? He did this during Sunday’s A’s-Rays game in Tampa. What we have here is the normal HR fan reaction. A baseball is incoming and arms go up. What many guys forget is that they’re one carom away from taking a shot to the nuts. That’s exactly what happens with the Inge blast. As for the woman, should’ve had your hands...

That’s nuts: Brandon Inge homer ricochets off guy’s crotch straight into girl’s face (vid)

Here’s what happens in this delightfully and painfully hilarious video: while taking in a Rays game at Tropicana Field, Mr. No Depth Perception terribly misses catching a home run ball — or was he trying to protect himself? –  hit by longtime Detroit Tigers fan favorite and new Oakland Athletics infielder Brandon Inge. By whiffing [...]

The Walk-Don’t Walk Sign Is Flashing in Oakland

Even before Billy Beane and Scott Hatteberg and Moneyball, the Oakland A’s were a team that took a lot of walks. Over the 50 years of the Expansion Era (1961-2011), the A’s ended the season with a walk rate below the league average only eight times. Of those eight seasons, in only one did the A’s have a walk rate more than one percentage point lower than the league average...

Inge keys Oakland's comeback win against Rays

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Brandon Inge said he has been in the major leagues long enough not to need a breakout game with a new team to relieve pressure. And he didn't need to validate himself to his new Oakland A's teammates, because manager Bob Melvin makes every player feel integral. Inge took care of both, just in case, on Sunday, hitting a three-run homer, knocking in...

Inge hits 1st HR for Oakland as A's beat Rays 9-5

Brandon Inge hit his first homer for Oakland and drove in four runs as the Athletics roughed up rookie Matt Moore in a 9-5 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays on Sunday. Jonny Gomes and Daric Barton knocked in two runs apiece for the A's, who took two of three at Tropicana Field to hand the Rays their first series loss since Boston took three of four April 13-16. Tampa Bay dropped...

The Ray ballboy got your back

Oakland A's shortstop Cliff Pennington hit a line drive foul that was headed directly towards the Ray's bullpen catcher's back. Enter ballboy. Every time you check twitter or facebook, think --... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

A's place Cespedes on disabled list

Yoenis Cespedes returned to the batting cage Saturday, then the bench. This time, he'll stay there a little longer. The Oakland Athletics placed the powerful Cuban defector on the 15-day disabled list with a strained muscle in his left hand that has bothered the center fielder for days. An MRI exam earlier this week revealed the strain and no further tests are scheduled. ...

Game Preview 5/6/12: Starting Over - Blue Jays @ Angels

@ Toronto Blue Jays (16-12) @ Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim (11-17) Pitching Probables: TOR – Drew Hutchison (1-0, 6.61 ERA)  LAA – Jerome Williams (2-1, 3.55 ERA) Game Info: 12:35 PM PT; TV - Fox Sports West; Radio - KLAA 830 Let's just go ahead and just treat this like a new beginning for Albert Pujols.  Fresh off receiving his first ever famous Scioscia Mental Day...
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